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From Chester To All Of Connecticut With Love At Christmas

The bucolic small town of Chester, Connecticut is so charming during the holidays. Caryn B. Davis, a photographer, lives in the middle of that storybook village. From her perch overlooking town, that she adores at Christmas, she decided to set off on a journey to take photos and put them into a book. The title is “A Read more…

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A Connecticut Christmas

Before you know it, the holidays will be here. A Connecticut photographer has just the right thing to put on your gift list, a beautiful coffee table book called “A Connecticut Christmas.” Caryn B. Davis of Chester, spent two years running around the state during Christmas time capturing just the right images. The book has some 400 Read more…

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Flashing Lights And Sirens Developed In Connecticut

All of us see flashing lights on all kinds of vehicles every day….chances are they were made by Whelen Engineering based in Chester. They estimate that 85-percent of vehicles that have flashing lights are theirs. In 1952, George Washington Whelen developed a rotating aircraft anti-collision beacon in his garage in Deep River and now, 64 years Read more…

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Chester’s Antiques Roadshow

Chester’s Own “Antiques Roadshow” on Nov. 7.  Hope you have some valuable treasures in your attic or jewelry box? Need to do some weeding out? Want to know what’s worth hanging onto? Get the answers on Saturday, Nov. 7, when the Chester Historical Society holds its 12th Antiques & Jewelry Appraisal at St. Joseph’s Parish Read more…

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Vintage Baseball Game In Deep River

The historical societies of Chester, Deep River and Essex are teaming up to present their second annual Vintage Base Ball game on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Devitt Field in Deep River. The 2 p.m. game will be free to the public (And yes, “base ball” is spelled correctly here – this was the 19th-century spelling of the Read more…

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Do You Know About This Wonderful Concert Series In Chester, Connecticut?

The Chester-based Collomore Concert Series is starting its 42nd season. All 4 concerts of the series are this fall. We have a great history and always host our performers in the historic Chester Meeting House. Check out this example of what you will see and here in this intimate setting. The history behind this series is Read more…

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“Dame” Julie Andrews Is Directing In Connecticut

Talking to Mary Poppins? Maria Von Trapp? What a thrill this was to sit down and chat up “Dame” Julie Andrews, she received that honor from Queen Elizabeth in 2000, can you imagine? One does not think one would get such a chance, to just kind of hang out with a woman so revered but Read more…

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